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The Resource Free Burma : transnational legal action and corporate accountability, John G. Dale

Free Burma : transnational legal action and corporate accountability, John G. Dale

Label
Free Burma : transnational legal action and corporate accountability
Title
Free Burma
Title remainder
transnational legal action and corporate accountability
Statement of responsibility
John G. Dale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the military's ruling party violently quashed Burma's pro-democracy movement, diplomatic condemnation quickly followed--to little effect. But when Burma's activists began linking the movement to others around the world, the result was dramatically different. This book is the first to explain how Burma's pro-democracy movement became a transnational social movement for human rights. Through the experience of the Free Burma movement, John G. Dale demonstrates how social movements create and appropriate legal mechanisms for generating new transnational political opportunities. He presents three corporate accountability campaigns waged by the Free Burma movement. The cases focus on the legislation of "Free Burma" laws in local governments throughout the United States; the effort to force the state of California to de-charter Unocal Oil Corporation for its flagrant abuse of human rights; and the first-ever use of the U.S. Alien Tort Claims Act to sue a corporation in a U.S. court for human rights abuses committed abroad. Dale's work also raises the issue of how foreign policies of so-called constructive engagement actually pose a threat to the hope of Burma's activists--and others worldwide--for more democratic economic development
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Dale, John G
Dewey number
341.5/82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4651
LC item number
.D35 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States.
  • United States
  • Burma
  • Burma
  • United States
  • Burma
  • LAW
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International law
  • Politics and government
  • Burma
  • United States
Label
Free Burma : transnational legal action and corporate accountability, John G. Dale
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Burma's struggle for democracy and human rights before 1988 -- Locating power in the free Burma movement -- Free Burma laws : legislating transnational sanctions -- Corporate "death penalty" : executing charter revocation -- Alien tort claims : adjudicating human rights abuses abroad
Control code
741749413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816676538
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbpxhv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741749413
Label
Free Burma : transnational legal action and corporate accountability, John G. Dale
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Burma's struggle for democracy and human rights before 1988 -- Locating power in the free Burma movement -- Free Burma laws : legislating transnational sanctions -- Corporate "death penalty" : executing charter revocation -- Alien tort claims : adjudicating human rights abuses abroad
Control code
741749413
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816676538
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbpxhv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741749413

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